«Class of 2011

Madhu Acharya

Executive director, Antenna Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal

Project: A web-based content exchange platform that will enhance the diversity of voices and issues by connecting radio stations and listeners in Nepal. Listeners would rate content through a mobile application. Also exploring central digital radio archiving, now largely nonexistent in Nepal.

Acharya was born in Baglung, Nepal. He is co-founder of the Antenna Foundation, a nongovernmental organization in Nepal dedicated to public service broadcasting. He began his journalism career in the mid-1990s as feature producer for Radio Sagarmatha FM, South Asia’s first independent community radio. In 2001, he became senior radio producer for the BBC World Service Trust’s Trachoma Media Campaign in Nepal. That same year, he co-founded Antenna, and was executive director from 2006 to 2010. He co-authored a book about the country’s community radio movement; his idea for mobile, or “backpack,” radio stations has spread to almost a third of the country.

Knight Talk: Madhu Acharya

Acharya discusses a web-based content exchange platform that will enhance the diversity of voices and issues by connecting radio stations and listeners in Nepal.

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